Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home in Mcalester, Oklahoma. This nursing home received an overall grade of D in our grading scheme. In our view, we'd be very reluctant to recommend this nursing home. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
411 North West Street,
Mcalester OK 74502
70.37% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Even though this facility's overall score was not a highlight, it actually earned a very good score in long-term care. In fact, we gave it a grade of B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its second best category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this area, which is a decent grade. Our short-term care grades are presumably more important for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. When calculating our nursing scores, we weigh both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this facility received a grade that's as bad as it gets. When a facility has this bad of an inspection grade, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This particular nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we also need to point out that this place was assessed large government fines in excess of $50,000. This generally means that CMS inspectors became fed up after several years of failed government inspections.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 8.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 4.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 3.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 13.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 23.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 4.69% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 92.54% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 14.6% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 13.04% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 1.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 13.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, 16.38 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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